💡 Open 3D Engine (#O3DE) Introduces Web Site
O3DE is an open source, cross-platform, real-time 3D engine that enables devs to build AAA games, cinema-quality 3D worlds and simulations
=== See also #GodotEngine for comparison ===
#3D #Realtime #GameEngine #GameDev #Gaming #OpenSource #OSS #FOSS #Metaverse #Spatial #SpatialComputing #AR #VR #MR #XR #Godot
Urban exploration sounds fun, until you realize there's no working bathroom. Fortunately I happened to pick a haunted house to explore, and the ghosts inhabiting the place were more than happy to help. :pacifier_blue:
...I meant to post this yesterday for #TFTuesday but kinda forgot since I've been getting ready for a trip tomorrow :blobfoxlaughsweat:
🎨 by @Blupaddedhusky :pupper_wag: Thanks again!! I love it so much :blobfoxaww:
I ask Barbie – a sex doll in a red dress, pearl (or possibly not pearl) necklace and blonde wig – how she fulfills customers’ desires when the original doll famously has a smooth plastic surface between her legs.
Read more 👉 http://sextech.guide/lrkrgg
»#Themetaverse concept has faced a lot of skepticism, but #industrialfirms appear keen to deploy technologies, such as #digitaltwins and #virtualrealitydevices.« https://www.computerworld.com/article/3706910/manufacturing-firms-make-early-bets-on-the-industrial-metaverse.html?Metaver.se #Metaverse #VirtualWorlds #VR #AR #MR
Model Student H speaking, this is an informative message about the creation of this sequential art piece.
The idea originated in Mandolin's Discord server. It was made as a YCH / Group Commission.
The group is formed by:
DarthObiWan123, FlowEXE, BittererSweet, MonkeySpunk, TfedWorld, TiarasTwilight, Toxxie
There's no need for more information to be provided.
Hey folks! we’re hiring!
We’re an early stage startup working to build the #spatailweb
We understand that this is a new space, so we encourage everyone to apply regardless of #xr experience. We want a strong engineer first, XR experience is just a plus.
Join us on Thursday for an #AR audio presentation by Shirley Spikes from Magic Leap!
hope y'all are enjoying the rebooted #tech #youtube channel (the original one / lockergnome) ~ it's a radically new editing style that better matches my energy, i think ~ just uploaded https://youtu.be/G2ZULqM8IJ0 with my take as to how apple's vision pro is gonna change the world ~ #apple #hardware #vr #ar #xr #ios
I'm excited to see the incredible potential of this new AI-powered microscope! #Google #DoD #AR #CancerDiagnosis #AI. This tool could be a real game-changer in the fight against cancer, and I'm proud of the White House's partnership with Google to make it a reality. This tech will save lives and precious resources, and it's a testament to the power of ingenuity and collaboration! #Innovation #LifeSaving #ProudPartisan. http://www.techmeme.com/230918/p27#a230918p27
I'll also be looking for some testers soon!
This video is an early test on the Nreal Light using AR and a phone as a 3DOF pointing device. The Quest version uses full hand tracking.
»#China's #industryministry to work on #standards for #themetaverse: draft proposal to form a working group for the metaverse and shared virtual worlds.« - https://www.reuters.com/technology/chinas-industry-ministry-work-standards-metaverse-2023-09-18/?Metaver.se #Metaverse #VirtualWorlds #VR #AR #MR
»How #themetaverse downturn is benefitting #digitaldesigners: Avatar company #Genies is the latest to encourage people to experiment with #digitalfashion.« https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/how-the-metaverse-downturn-is-benefitting-digital-designers?Metaver.se #Metaverse #VirtualWorlds #VR #AR #MR
on the #shownotes #grind for @gamesatwork_biz in preparation for tomorrow's posting of e433 — stories & toots about #Gameheads, #Apple’s #Wonderlust event, #AI, #Zoom and a whole lot more! Check out the earlier episodes, chock full of #AI #metaverse #AR #VR #gamification and so much more on https://www.gamesatwork.biz
Using virtual reality mobility testing as a standardized clinical end point in inherited retinal disorders https://www.modernretina.com/view/using-virtual-reality-mobility-testing-as-a-standardized-clinical-end-point-in-inherited-retinal-disorders #AR/#VR
»Metaverse is dead in the #West, but 'so hot' in #Asia: #Sandbox co-founder #SebastienBorget says #themetaverse sector is thriving in #HongKong, #Korea and #Japan.« https://cointelegraph.com/news/metaverse-dead-united-states-thriving-asia-sandbox-sebastien-borget?Metaver.se #Metaverse #VirtualWorlds #VR #AR #MR
Researcher Wenbo Tao who is also a designer and builder created a beautiful demo that demonstrates physics on the Vision Pro.
You can find the code on github:
Generally I really like #DamiLee's #YouTube videos but this one, along with the video extolling the virtues and wonders of a very inaccessible house she's proudly designing, reveal what to me seems like a lack of connection to a grounded reality that accounts for real people living real lives.
Activate VR in Unity at runtime? How hard can it be?
Answer: one and a half days' worth of troubleshooting the Wi-Fi, blaming the Oculus Pro, and a pinch of frustration hard...
On the bright side, I got a blog out of it! Check it out:
Meta's wild prototype Flamera headset looks straight out of a sci-fi film.
And the strange, bug-eyed lens design isn't just for fun. The Flamera's odd lens is specifically designed to guide light in a way that defeats the perspective problems that most AR headsets suffer.
It's an alternative to the Meta Quest Pro and upcoming Apple Vision Pro, both of which try to crush the perspective problem with raw computational power.
Apple Vision Pro isn't out yet, and Google has already scrapped their plans for a simple pair of glasses. Now they're partnering with Samsung to make a pair of AR goggles.
This is a terrible idea...
🚀 Exciting MRTK Updates!
The Mixed Reality Toolkit is now its own independent org on GitHub. @Microsoft's commitment continues, plus a new steering committee with @magicleap and @Qualcomm which also hired most of the talent from the #MRTK team. 🙏
I’m posting this from one of three #AR monitors on my ceiling as I recline in bed. Sometimes living in the future is actually cool.
So far all of my life's work has been gobbled up by these tech bros. #VR, #AR, and #AI get tossed into the worthless pile while I've been using all of it daily. What I'm using it for and what they are promising are radically different but it still gets grouped together.
Here's the link to that article I screen capped above. I did that because I didn't want that person making a reasonable point to be dragged into "it's all good actually" that I'm making now.
I'm delighted to be presenting *two papers* and *two artworks* at #IEEEVIS in Melbourne Australia this October! 🐨
“Latent Prism” (Jane Adams) and "Eco-Mending" (Racquel Fygenson & Jane Adams) @visap
Great news! Our paper "UniteXR: Joint Exploration of a Real-World Museum and its Digital Twin" has been conditionally accepted for presentation at #VRST2023!
Stay tuned for more updates 🚀📚🔬
💡How could #AugmentedReality revolutionise education?
The #EUfunded project @ARETEH2020 uses #AR technologies to:
📈increase the efficiency of training & skills uptake
🗣️make teaching & learning of foreign languages more accessible
🔬improve creativity in STEM education
This is becoming my favorite way to stream my PC games!
AR glasses and Steam Link is a killer a combo, and it won't break the bank!
Run your game from a PC, carry a little Android TV "brain", pair a Bluetooth controller, and you have a HUGE screen gaming experience anywhere you want it.
I'm still quite shocked and pissed off by this bad news : the layoff of the #ThirdRoom team and indefinite pause on the project, due to lack of funds ... : apparently the main funds providers are diverting their attention from one hype to another (metaverse to AI) while there are actual productive usecases for the tech developed already (but needs some brushing)
and @EU_Commission @EC_DIGIT @EC_NGI funds are totally not adequate to support this :/ what a waste 🥶 #vr #ar #metaverse #floss #libre
I’m a bit of a negative Nancy and looking at the 2 BIG tech trends now I’m not sure what’s what with my biases
With #AI I see a new phase of automation of administrative work, but just a support tool for less strictly defined tasks. You’ll still need professional humans to do the actual work when it’s not highly procedural
With #AR I can’t see convincing use cases beyond commercial telepresence in soulsucking meetings, and $$ gaming
Check out #EdTechSR Episode 297 Exciting Apple Announcements (our show from 7 June 2023)
Also check out ALL the article links we discussed & did not have time to discuss on our SubStack:
Check out #EdTechSR Episode 297 Exciting Apple Announcements (our show from 7 June 2023) with @neif & @wfryer:
Also check out ALL the article links we discussed & did not have time to discuss on our SubStack:
And now to something completely different: for a project I am looking for AR/XR glasses with the following features: camera with the abilty to live stream the content to a remote audience, two way audio connection with this audience, and ideally the option to read/see feedback from the audience on the AR display. If there is a very robust and convincing solution without the latter, maybe audio feedback is enough, too. What would you recommend?
#AugmentedReality #VirtualReality #spatial #AR #VR
Augmented Reality for ALL of us!
I'm partnering with XREAL to clear the air about AR glasses, and show off the new BEAM AR adapter.
For folks who have been frustrated that their iPhone or Pixel doesn't support a fancy pair of glasses, the XREAL BEAM adds AR features and head tracking to ANY computer you connect to the XREAL AIR.
Get a floating virtual monitor at a price that won't break the bank!
Oh check this out! The #VisionPro developer kit 🤩
So after a bit of tweaking I finished my AR-15 CQC (Close Quarter Combat). The main issue with the old configuration was the Monstrum 3X had really poor eye-boxing and the color was off.
Changes from the earlier configuration:
* replaced the Monstrum 3x magnifier with a Sig Sauer Juliet3 flip-to-side magnifier
* Added hybrid 3-point sling
* Moved red dot and juliet3 closer to the eye giving it priority over the 45 degree backup irons in terms of placement
* Removed fingershelf from 45 degree fore grip.
Hello again #fediverse 👋
Happy to bounce ideas around these areas at any time. 😊
Trying Space Invaders World Defense in front of my house. This is a screenshot of what it looks like when the app senses your location. As you can see, it's insanely hot and I'm not staying out here long 🤣
Attention researchers interested in replication and Extended Reality (#XR)!
To learn more about the workshop and the submission process, visit https://sites.google.com/view/worxr23/home
🪦 Lessons From the Catastrophic Failure of the Metaverse
「 The Ford Pinto–esque failure of this enterprise, finally put to bed by Zuckerberg himself in May, cost people their jobs, investors their money, people their time. It should cost McKinsey, Citi, Meta, and all the folks in architecture eager to jump on the bandwagon more than a little of their prestige or dignity 」
Last week Wired Sussex invited us in to try lots of their VR and AR experiences. It was great! Here's what we experienced... https://www.brightonfarm.com/2023/freelancers-in-vr-a-farm-special-20230705/
I'm excited to reveal my 92nd MOULE release:
🔥 REALITY COLLAPSE 🔥
"Reality Collapse" was coined by Jack Clark, the former policy director of #OpenAI. It's about the end of reality caused by generative #AI combined with #VR and #AR reality generation tech. :StrattzrVR: :RobinRainbow:
So, I’m low-key thinking of writing my first-ever graphics-heavy software. (Specifically, to do with VR / UIs, but not gaming.)
Thing is, my experience is with PLT & compilers, distsys, FOSS … but _extremely_ not graphics, GPUs, or single-host performance of pretty much any kind.
I need advice. If I want to learn some relatively-low-level graphics stuff, but I have _zero_ relevant background; where do I start?
Any resources for me (tutorials, books, well-known starter projects?)
(Also, any Mastodon accounts I should follow on this topic? Poke me if you're into this stuff and I'll follow you! :P)
Apple’s Vision Pro could bring a culture of surveillance unlike anything we’ve ever imagined
My latest for COSMOS Weekly - because surveillance is _how_ #AR works.
I've been really enjoying this Youtube series on Apple’s AR tooling. It started before the #AppleVisionPro and #visionOS were announced but it's covering the entire process of building an #AR game for iOS in #Swift, starting with the 3D models. It is one of the great recent examples that is all-in on #SwiftUI too. #iOSDev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOsr5_dgp7A
Google is no longer building its own augmented reality glasses.The company has chosen to focus on #AR software instead. https://www.engadget.com/google-is-no-longer-building-its-own-augmented-reality-glasses-062555498.html
Google is reportedly cancelling their AR project Iris. I REALLY HOPE Iris was their mixed reality ski goggle headset, and not the simpler glasses shown here demoing real time translation.
I owned the Focals by North glasses, and I can't tell you how transformative that experience was. It was NOT any kind of real AR. It was a simple heads up display, with a UI like a smartwatch, but at eye level. It was amazing.
I truly believe we're skipping an INCREDIBLY important step trying to race to magic sci-fi AR. So many interactions with our technology would be wonderfully streamlined with a simple graphic or text at eye level.
Here's the article on Google Iris https://www.businessinsider.com/google-ar-iris-augmented-reality-smart-glasses-2023-6
Apple is the latest tech company to release a headset and call it the future of computing. But just because Tim Cook wants you to put a screen on your face doesn’t mean you have to.